The SMSF Association has appointed, Neil Sparks, as Head of Membership & Corporate Development, effective 1 May 2023.
Sparks is a Fellow of the SMSF Association and has held the Association’s SMSF Specialist Advisor designation for over 15 years. He is a former member of the SA State Chapter committee and has previously presented at the Association’s annual national conference.
Commenting on the appointment, SMSF Association CEO, Peter Burgess, said, “We are very excited to find someone of Neil’s calibre to fill this critical role.”
“Neil’s industry experience coupled with this SMSF technical knowledge and his deep understanding of the Association’s values and members makes him an outstanding addition to our team.”
“The SMSF sector continues to grow strongly and along with it the demand for SMSF specialist advice. So having someone like Neil on our team, with his established adviser and licensee connections, will be invaluable in our quest to encourage more industry professionals to step up and become SMSF specialists.”
Sparks will be responsible for membership growth and building bi-lateral and multi-lateral strategic alliances and partnerships with finance industry corporates, licensees, and advice businesses.
Sparks says, “I am excited about the opportunity to work for an Association I have had a long relationship with.”
“I have always admired its professionalism and values, so to be able to join a team that is dedicated to improving the quality of SMSF advice, and moving this sector forward, is incredibility exciting.”